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Sunday 24 September 2017

Sex attack reported by woman in Shankill

Mary Fogarty

A woman in her 40s was sexually assaulted at Bayview, in the Shankill area, on the evening of Friday, January 30.

The incident occurred at around 5.45 p.m. She managed to fight him off and she hit the man a number of times. The woman suffered minor injuries. A lone male approached the woman and an assault took place.

Gardai in Shankill have set up an incident room at the station.

A number of statements have been taken and numerous lines of inquiry are currently being conducted. CCTV is being examined and gardai are making house-to-house inquiries.

Gardai would like to speak with anyone who was in the area between 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m., either on foot or in vehicles with dash camera footage.

This comes a year since a number of attacks around Shankill Dart Station and nearby. At the end of December 2015, during January and February 2016, there were four attacks in the area.

It is understood that in this instance, a man who was around six feet tall made his escape up Killiney Hill Road.

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